Tim Farron has led his party into an electoral cul-de-sac on the EU. He needs a change of course to save his MPs – and his leadership.
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Lord Ashcroft: “Vote Labour and get a free kitten” – my General Election focus groups, with three weeks to go
Previous Labour voters wondered whether the party’s pledges were credible or affordable.
Plus: An idea for May. A quote from YouGov. A cancelled lunch. A headline from the Economist. Could Gove return? And: could Bercow be ousted?
Leaving the EU matters, but it shouldn’t drive out other important issues entirely.
It was, of course, back when he expected that his side was going to win. His party appears not to have taken the advice.
A key problem for Farron’s party is that Labour is competitive among young people – many of whom have not forgiven it for tuition fees.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: The manifesto must convince Leavers – and lock in our escape from the EU
Pro-EU Lords will not be able to block Brexit measures that are set out in May’s programme for Government.
New evidence suggests their supposed voter base doesn’t exist. Meanwhile, they’re taking the day off.
It comes with a stipulation of its own. My constituency estimates, to adapt my 2015 mantra, are a probability, not a prediction.
Lord Ashcroft: In the West Midlands, the heads of my Labour-background focus group battle with their hearts
“I just feel worried. I don’t know if I would a hundred per cent want to vote for the Conservatives, because still emotionally I’m attached to Labour.”
Douglas Carswell: Those posh left-wing people who get on the BBC have helped drive UKIP voters to the Conservatives
What we are witnessing right now is one of those magnificent moments in British political history; a great Tory pivot.
Sunder Katwala: Will the Conservatives have more ethnic minority MPs than Labour after this election?
The Tories are making gradual rather than spectacular progress on ethnic diversity – as the party’s class of 2017 looks set to prove.
We began the election with Labour ahead in the polls in the capital. The Lib Dems are trying to capitalise on the Remain vote. And it’s likely to get nasty.
Her strategy of winning over UKIP voters en masse while not losing Remain Tories to the LibDems worked well yesterday. What will Labour voters do on June 8?
The Welsh Conservatives are up 80 seats. The SNP miss out on majority control in Glasgow.